The talented team behind Makeshift Magazine, “the field guide to hidden creativity,” recently launched the YouTube channel ‘Makeshift On Air’ to accompany their online and quarterly print publications. We were especially drawn to the Power Hackers video series profiling the ways unlikely makers and designers are developing creative, locally-based energy solutions. Created in collaboration with Autodesk Sustainable Design Program Manager Dawn Danby, the first video follows high schooler Leroy Mwasaru and fellow students in their iterative quest to develop a sustainable source of energy. Makeshift Video Producer Matt Peters shared this on developing the video “Poo Power in Kenya”:
“I first heard of Leroy through Elie Suzuki at Global Minimum. The story captivated me because it was not just about innovation but also about the next generation of Kenyan youth coming up with solutions to problems around them. When I saw Leroy speak at a conference, I realized this would be a great story about how hyper-local ingenuity can be an inspiration for larger climate change infrastructure.”
Catch all of the Makeshift On Air shorts by subscribing to their YouTube channel here.